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Don’t Look Now

The Bruins spent an idle night watching the competition creep up behind them in points

Darren Van Impe
Flashback- Darren Van Impe smiles... impishly

The Bruins host they Flyers on Saturday afternoon at 1:00PM on NESN. OH, THE HUGE MANATEE!

  • Take a deep whiff of this potpourri of observations on the Bruins’ recent performances. Ease up on Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller! Is it possible that Don Sweeney has another college signing up his sleeve? Boston Globe
  • Concern lingers over Tim Schaller’s condition. What gives? Boston Globe
  • In case you missed the deliberate forearm to Ryan Spooner’s head, here you go- complete with ominous music swelling in the background. Thanks heaps, Viktor Stalberg . (Video, 0:17) @dafoomie
  • What a difference a day makes- while the Bruins had last night off, the Eastern Conference race tightened up around them. The Score
  • Brad Marchand has worked his way into the realm of elite players. Good coaching and keeping good company has paid off for him, despite some stumbles. Bruins Daily
  • Coming off hip surgery last summer, David Krejci has returned to form. Maybe playing with his young partner in crime, David Pastrnak , has helped. As goes Krejci, so go the Bruins. NHL
  • It has been a whirlwind of a trade deadline week for Drew Stafford and his family. Former Bruins Jarome Iginla and Dennis Seidenberg know the feeling. ESPN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Among the NHLers who have found success in the broadcast booth is Ray Whitney , who has been there, done that, and can spin an amusing yarn about it. Boston Globe
  • Join our West Coast chums celebrating the career of a former Shark who is also a former Bruin. Sturmface forever! Fear the Fin
  • Then laugh at the comic that is keeping Pittsburgh in stitches, featuring former Bruin Phil Kessel. BarDown
  • Thirty Thoughts bids fond farewell to Olli Jokkinen upon his retirement, which will keep him in sunny Florida. Sportsnet
  • The NHL concussion lawsuit is poised to go to trial at some point this year. Deadspin
  • Five dishy storylines scream to be played out in the postseason. Yeah, Claude Julien against the Bruins is one of them. Sportsnet
  • Take a look at how the Eastern and Western Conference Playoff race would stand without the “loser point.” Sportsnet